x

Food

California Strawberry Festival is Back – at a New Venue

January 12, 2023

OXNARD, Calif., Jan. 11, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a three-year hiatus due to challenges brought on by the pandemic, the 2023 California Strawberry Festival will take place May 20-21. For the first time ever, the event will be held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

“We are thrilled to relaunch the California Strawberry Festival in 2023 at the Fairgrounds,” says Dean Kato, Chairman of the California Strawberry Festival Board of Directors. “We realized that the event had outgrown the available space at our longtime venue, Oxnard’s College Park. It’s our ‘comeback’ year – and we want to come out bigger and better than ever.”

This isn’t the first time the Festival has outgrown a location, and the Fairgrounds venue was considered when the California Strawberry Festival moved from Channel Islands Harbor to College Park in 1991.

“Although the Festival has historically taken place in Oxnard, it belongs to all of Ventura County,” says Kato.

The beachside location provides iconic views, and Ventura offers up a vibrant downtown just a few blocks away, with hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Guests will appreciate that the Fairgrounds is close to the 101 freeway and has onsite parking, and the Festival will continue to host free shuttle services from many convenient locations.

Ventura’s Amtrak station is situated adjacent to the Fairgrounds, so it’s easier than ever to take the train directly to the Festival. Another benefit is that buildings, lighting, and restrooms are built-in amenities at the rain-or-shine venue.

“The Ventura County Fairgrounds and Event Center was built with the space and structural elements to accommodate large festivals,” says Fairgrounds CEO Stacy Rianda. “We’re looking forward to hosting the California Strawberry Festival.”

The California Strawberry Festival is known in Ventura County as the kick-off to summertime, and tens of thousands of festivalgoers attend the celebration each year. Local non-profit organizations, food vendors, artists and crafters, entertainers, sponsors and hundreds of volunteers are instrumental to its success.

The all-volunteer board is ready for the opportunity to raise the bar in 2023.

“We’ve already been hard at work on the re-launch,” says Kato. “Change is exciting. But of course, some things will stay the same – like the always-popular $5 build-your-own strawberry shortcake, fresh-picked local strawberries, and really nice arts and crafts. We’re anticipating an outstanding Festival in 2023.”

To keep posted on the 2023 California Strawberry Festival, go to https://castrawberryfestival.org/ or Facebook @CaliforniaStrawberryFestival.

NEWS SOURCE: California Strawberry Festival

This press release was issued on behalf of the news source (California Strawberry Festival) who is solely responsibile for its accuracy, by Send2Press® Newswire. Information is believed accurate but not guaranteed. Story ID: 87819 APDF-R8.7

© 2023 Send2Press®, a press release and e-marketing service of NEOTROPE®, Calif., USA.

To view the original version, visit: https://www.send2press.com/wire/california-strawberry-festival-is-back-at-a-new-venue/

Disclaimer: This press release content was not created by the Associated Press (AP).

 

RELATED

ATHENS - The appeal of Greece and the East Mediterranean as an ideal region for luxury cruising will be one of the main highlights of the 7th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum (PSTF), scheduled to take place in Thessaloniki on the 25th and 26th of April, 2023, according to its Press Release.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.